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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:54 pm 
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Hi can anyone help me please. We are thinking of moving into Hazlemere or Holmer Green Area for our son to go give the 11+ next year. If we select DCGS as our first choice and Royal Grammer as second choice, do they offer the DCGS first or Royal Grammer. Royal Grammer is the near than DCGS.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:22 am 
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If your son achieves 121 in the 11plus he will be offered a place at the school you put first if there is a place available for him. If not they will see if there is a place available at his second etc. The advice is always to put the schools down in the genuine order of preference.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:36 am 
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PAT, please bear in mind there are stringent rules in place regarding proof of residence for DCGS. It does not function like a super-selective where you can take the test out of area on the basis that you will then move later if your DS passes – you will be required to provide solid evidence that you are living in the local area some considerable time before the test.

I’m sure Sally-Anne can clarify, but I think it might be as much as a year in advance…


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:28 am 
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Bucks generally requires evidence of address by Nov 11:

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/assets/conten ... ctions.pdf - pages 25 and 26

and Dr Challoners says:

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5. Evidence of Normal Home Address
The process for verifying the normal home address of applicants will match that outlined in the County Scheme except that:
a) In order to qualify for admission under Rule 2, the applicant must have been resident within the catchment area continuously since April 1st of the year preceding proposed admission.
b) If a family still owns a property within 20 miles of the school which has been the main family home, a property closer to the school will not be accepted as the basis for a legitimate residence qualification even if the former property is leased to a third party.
c) The school may require a higher standard of evidence for „residence qualification‟ than that outlined in the County Scheme if there are reasons for casting doubt on the honesty of an application.
Returning forces personnel and crown servants will be dealt with in line with the County Scheme


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:31 am 
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Rob is indeed correct. For Dr Challoners you need to be resident in the area for 17 months prior to the date of admission.

http://www.challoners.com/index.aspx?se ... ons-policy

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5. Evidence of Normal Home Address
The process for verifying the normal home address of applicants will match that outlined in the County Scheme except that:

a) In order to qualify for admission under Rule 2, the applicant must have been resident within the catchment area continuously since April 1st of the year preceding proposed admission.

b) If a family still owns a property within 20 miles of the school, a property closer to the school will not be accepted as the basis for a legitimate residence qualification even if the former property is leased to a third party.

c) The school may require a higher standard of evidence for ‘residence qualification’ than that outlined in the County Scheme if there are reasons for casting doubt on the honesty of an application.

Returning forces personnel and crown servants will be dealt with in line with the County Scheme.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:55 pm 
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Hi Pat
We have a similar plan and were thinking of Amersham or little chalfont to be on the safe side for DCGS. Planning to move before by March 2012 before the April cutoff for 2013 admission to Yr 7. My DS is currently in Yr 5.
Maybe you can pm me for further discussions or to exchange notes?
regards,
tumpa


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:02 am 
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scary mum wrote:
If your son achieves 121 in the 11plus he will be offered a place at the school you put first if there is a place available for him. If not they will see if there is a place available at his second etc. The advice is always to put the schools down in the genuine order of preference.


Many thanks for your advice.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:06 am 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
Rob is indeed correct. For Dr Challoners you need to be resident in the area for 17 months prior to the date of admission.

http://www.challoners.com/index.aspx?se ... ons-policy

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5. Evidence of Normal Home Address
The process for verifying the normal home address of applicants will match that outlined in the County Scheme except that:

a) In order to qualify for admission under Rule 2, the applicant must have been resident within the catchment area continuously since April 1st of the year preceding proposed admission.

b) If a family still owns a property within 20 miles of the school, a property closer to the school will not be accepted as the basis for a legitimate residence qualification even if the former property is leased to a third party.

c) The school may require a higher standard of evidence for ‘residence qualification’ than that outlined in the County Scheme if there are reasons for casting doubt on the honesty of an application.

Returning forces personnel and crown servants will be dealt with in line with the County Scheme.



Many Thanks for your advice, We will be moving around January to March 2012 for admission in Year 2013.


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